The technological genre right now is dealing with quite a vital issue. As per the recent report released by digital automation and intelligence firm, Testplant, researchers demonstrate that the businesses are under the acute pressure to deliver apps in the IoT and digital era.

As per the recent “Application Crisis Research” survey conducted on almost 750 development team leaders in the USA and UK, 68% of the businesses have stated of their plan of building more apps during the next 12 months. Also contemporary to this, 91% of the developers have agreed that the users’ expectations for innovation and quality have also increased.

The ‘continuing crisis’:

The results of the research have also confirmed that the organizations not only have further plans of building more apps within the next year but that they will be also more complex. Also, within the next 12-18 months, 50% have claimed of their companies developing more apps with IoT components while almost 58% of the companies have decided of their companies developing more apps with AI components, and 62% have stated about their companies increase the number of apps deploying machine learning/deep learning components.

The ‘app gap’ :

The inclusion of the previous statistics states that almost 42% believe that they are expected to design, develop and test apps in an impractical amount of time, where almost 36% admit that they are not dedicating enough time to ensure that the apps are being properly tested before deployment. 81% are the believers of the fact that by investing more time, apps deployed by their teams would definitely have a much greater impact on their businesses.

Again, almost 56% of the respondents agree to the use of obsolete techniques and tools as being the prime reason, impeding them from meeting the demands of the digital world. Also, 75% agree that with better tools, apps deployed by their team would have a greater impact on the business.

The overall scenario:

Talking of imposing pressure, almost 60% of the majority of the respondents have agreed of the pressure coming from within the company, whereas almost half i.e. 49% have stated of the pressure coming from competitors. 66% of the ones also feel that it is due to the pressure from the company that they are instigated to innovate quickly and worryingly and thus 49% of the apps are released, before the final testing. 45% also knowingly put out apps that will perform below initial requirements.

Talking of specific app testing, automaton beyond execution was ranked as the most crucial challenge by almost 67%, in spite of the claims by 70% that they are now more focused on automated testing than the scenario prevailing in the past.

Lastly, Dr. John Bates, CEO of Testplant had regarded in this instance that, “It is reaching a crunch point for businesses, under pressure to provide the most amazing services and apps to consumers, and development teams facing internal and competitive pressures, as organizations rush towards digital transformation. Companies are struggling to keep up with the pace of digitalization and there will be a quality toll unless businesses see the imperative to completely re-think their traditional development processes and move towards more automated, intelligent solutions and tools”.

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